March 9, 1933-The Poinsettia quilt block "was brought to this country from Hawaii as early as 1840 by an American missionary" according to Nancy Cabot's column on this day. This is definitely a block that has to be appliqued! The only way I would try it, at the six inch size that I have been making for my sampler quilt, is to fuse the little pieces to a background square. I decided not to do this however. The block pattern can be found in Electric Quilt's Classic Applique 1920's and 1930's, if you have it, as Poinsettia if you are interested in making it. I say if you have it because I do not see it for sale on their website at this time.